Trustee Recruitment

We recommend that you regularly look to refresh your trustee or committee boards bringing in specialist skills when appropriate and planning ahead for trustees or committee members stepping down. The 'top tips for trustee recruitment ' is a useful document to use if you are looking for ideas on how to recruit new trustees.  It might be an idea to carry out a yearly self- assessment of your Trustee Board - this will help you to analyse current board performance, and identify any gaps in knowledge and skills -  please see the Community Impact Bucks’ Trustee Board self-assessment tool 

When you have decided what you are looking for complete a  Role Description for the position. You may find it helpful to refer to the following on DIY Committee Guide.

FAQs on the role of management committee members

Example Chairperson role description

Example Treasurer role description

When you are ready to plan advertising the role(s) visit Advertising Your Opportunities

If you need more detailed help with defining the roles there are a number of ways we can help:

  • Free monthly advice surgery for one to one advice on scoping trustee roles - book here
  • For more detailed support on trustee recruitment the new futures bucks programme can provide up to 9 days specialist consultancy on a range of development areas, which could include trustee recruitment

Further information and useful links:

Charity Commission

Guide to Trustee Recruitment & Induction


The Good Practice Guide in Trustee Recruitment (toolkit - chargeable)


How to Recruit Great Trustees

7 Steps to Recruiting Great Trustees